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Re: specifying Windows filenames

From: Jason Rumney
Subject: Re: specifying Windows filenames
Date: 24 Jun 2003 17:24:35 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

Harald Joerg <address@hidden> writes:

> Sorry, I really should have checked this before.  I've been fooled by
> the fact that cygwin _Emacs_ does not accept Windows notation.

Really? The cygwin port is now merged into Emacs CVS, so
M-x report-emacs-bug

> Hmmm... what's the reason behind this Emacs behaviour?  unixish
> assumptions in a built-in function (expand-file-name)?

I would expect the Cygwin version to have the following behaviour:

(expand-file-name "c:/test")   -> "/cygdrive/c/test"
(expand-file-name "c:\\test")  -> "/cygdrive/c/test"

Does it do something different?

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